Trump and Schumer Came Close to a Deal. Then It Fell Apart
It’s my bold. What a stupid stunt, try to bullshit a pro legislator on what’s up in his own house. Pathetic.
Inside the Capitol, Democratic lawmakers flowed to Schumer’s office. Kelly, meanwhile, phoned Republicans to assure them Trump hadn’t agreed to any outlandish deals.
A few hours later, the two men spoke again. On the phone with Schumer, Trump claimed to have heard that House Democrats and Republicans had agreed on a three-week funding plan. There was no indication on Capitol Hill that such an agreement had emerged.
Schumer, who hadn’t heard of the mystery plan, told Trump he could only agree to a deal that lasted a few days — the same plan they’d discussed over lunch. Trump’s response: work it out with McConnell, the Republican majority leader.